Karakorum (Kharkhorin), Kharkhorin

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#3 of 18 in Historic Sites in Mongolia
Explore the ruins of Karakorum (Kharkhorin), the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and part of the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site. The town reached its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries, used by Genghis Khan as a base for his army and later expanded by his son, Ogodei. Excavations performed in the 20th century unearthed a variety of remains, including roads, temple walls, and kiln ovens. Visit the archaeological museum nearby to admire an array of valuable artifacts uncovered from the area, as well as a large replica of what the city may have looked like in the 13th century. Add Karakorum (Kharkhorin) to your Kharkhorin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kharkhorin online trip builder .
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  • Access is only for cars coming. Ran straight roads everywhere, on both sides on the Mongolian Plains mountain horses, sheep, cattle and goats grazing landscape views from. Was in the time of eternity and positive to point to the experience. Chanting by Tibetan Buddhist monks during the time I looked at my "sand" could encounter good luck. Photography is not the monks but background colored sand in a mysterious stately atmosphere that depicted are artistic. Given that prayers must be laid in a clockwise direction without stopping within the temple. Good luck in this good luck, hope I pray high priest would directly touched in head. And when I came out in the temple, never toward the buttocks. To leave the room and drew back in. Karakoram is a region, where the capital was once located nearby villages feel that was. I thought this place would stay a little bit more, newly-built Karakoram Hotels Hotel 2 nights in double 150000 Zulu in cheap. Excellent facilities, even peaceful conversations at breakfast, such as Mr. and Mrs. old families of small children as Germany and Russia. (All speak good English and was surprised). Gate of the Karakorum ruins, local people, various goods sold as a souvenir, but I sold the saber of Japan. At the time Japan army were interned in Mongolia after the defeat in this war, it seems. Also see desert running barefoot through the edge of the Gobi desert in the middle of the back, so it's good. Western tourists were enjoying the camp. Anyway, nothing. Livestock grazing and Prairie side only, no people. I placed a fussy time and environment, living day to day and recharge my batteries.
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  • Ancient structures with the footprint of several structures that are no more. Take time to read about Karakorum, the actual city is no more. This was a monastery. It's amazing any of it survived the C...  more »
  • Karakorum was the capital in times of Mongolian Imperial. The son of Gengis Khan settled the capital here. Today you can visit a small place of the ruins, close to the monastery. You can read more abo...  more »
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